Gone are the days when “unplug” and “unwind” were just hype words. With the intrusion of the new normal (be it the everyday struggle between balancing work life or the constant news updates that narrate the terrible tales of mis-happenings around the world), these words are starting to hold a meaning in every individual’s daily life.
This might be the time to battle our toughest battles but it’s also the time to remind ourselves that “it’s only a phase” or “change is the only thing that’s constant”. It’s the time to focus on solutions, than the problems. It’s the time to stop, rewind and work towards a better tomorrow.
So, gear up to get rid of the troubles, the anxiety, the stress and everything that does not give you peace of mind as Ciceroni lists down the 8 best mindfulness apps that can reboot your mind with ease in the turbulent times of 2020.
21- Day Meditation Experience
Syncing rightly with Deepak Chopra’s quote “Be a part of our changing world – it starts from within”, the app promoted by Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra motivates you to take up the 21-day meditation experience that helps you focus on your mind and develop habits that put you in control of your own health.
If you are a person looking for something to add value to your “oh-so systematic” lifestyle, it’s time to let the motivational gurus do the talking as you meditate your way to success.
The Mindfulness App
Developed by a clinical psychologist, the application boasts of features that help improving a person’s mental health and overall well-being. From five-day guided introduction to Mindfulness as well as other tools to follow your meditation routine and keep track of them to a library compiled with premium meditation and courses, The Mindfulness App offers a wide variety of options to suit all levels and types of meditators.
Guided Meditation and Mindfulness Serenity offers guided meditations and mindfulness techniques that aim to bring a sense of peace and calm to life. The app includes a free seven-day basic course to get you on the meditation journey. For all those who have trouble sleeping, Serenity also offers a sleep guide that includes a selection of meditations designed to guide you to sleep using relaxation techniques and tranquil sounds.
Insight Timer is a popular relaxation app that uses guided meditations, music and talks to help with sleep, relaxation and mindfulness. With over 12,000 meditations, the app holds the largest free library of guided meditations which range from stress and anxiety management to improving self-esteem and relationships.
Developing a habit may take time but it’s easy when you have an app that keeps you on your toes as you begin building a simple daily habit. You can also indulge into discussion with like-minded groups and use the music tracks and ambient sounds to calm the mind and promote sleep.
Simple Habit: Meditation, Sleep
This app was created to offer stress relief for busy people. Commit just five minutes a day, and you’ll enjoy less stress, improved focus, better sleep, and easier breathing. The On-the-Go feature teaches you how to quickly calm your nerves and improve mindfulness, while guided meditations for specific situations and symptoms help you tailor your experience.
My Life Meditation by Stop. Breathe and Think
My Life (formerly known as Stop, Breathe & Think) is an award-winning meditation and mindfulness app that helps you find your inner quiet place. The app allows you to check in with how you are feeling, and recommends short guided meditations and mindfulness activities, tuned to your emotions. Whether you are anxious, sleepless, hopeful, angry, or anything in between their range of personalized meditation can navigate your life’s ups and downs effortlessly.
Neo: Travel your Mind and Meditate
Neo takes you on a personal, poetic, and immersive voyage to approach this ancient practice of meditation in a new way, combining harmony for the eyes and ears, as well as surprises and philosophical contemplation. From inspiring landscapes to original music and soothing voice of the meditation guide, Neo Travel Your Mind is like a precious jewel hidden in your pocket. If you love writing journals, get ready to spill in your precious secrets in your travel journal, filled with splendid water color illustrations.
Mood Space- Stress, Anxiety and Low Mood Self-Help
With a visual that’s aesthetically pleasing and serene, the app showcases an interesting line-up of features that helps in dealing with stress and anxiety. Right from the pastel coloured clouds where you can pen down the three good things that happen to you every day, a thought diary that helps you identify and challenge your thought bubbles to Mindful Meditation section that guides to the paths of meditation and Day Planner that enables you to analyse the things that bring you fulfilment, Mood Space is just the right platform if calming designs, subtle hues and soothing music resonate with your inner self.
Be it challenging yourself to take up a meditation challenge or indulging in experiences that help in revelation of your inner-self, these mindfulness apps will help you get through your mind battles in the blink of an eye.
Cheers to healthy mind!
Please note: The ratings may vary with android and IOS and the apps may have in-app purchases.